Jun
06

2013 Draft: Baseball America’s Mock Draft v4.0

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In his latest mock draft, Baseball America’s Jim Callis has the Astros selected Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray with the first overall selection. He cautions that Houston could look to cut a deal with another player and spread the draft pool savings around on later picks. Stanford RHP Mark Appel and San Diego 3B Kris Bryant are projected to go second and third overall to the Cubs and Rockies, respectively. The mock draft is free for all, by the way.

The Yankees have three first round picks, and Callis has them taking Notre Dame 3B Eric Jagielo (#26), New Jersey HS LHP Rob Kaminsky (#31), and Texas HS OF Billy McKinney (#33). Click the links for my write-up of each player. That would be a pretty great haul and it might represent the most realistic best-case scenario for tonight. Callis also connects New York to Mississippi JuCo SS Tim Anderson, North Carolina HS RHP Hunter Harvey, Florida RHP Jonathon Crawford, California HS RHP Phil Bickford, Indiana State LHP Sean Manaea (who might have a labrum tear in his hip, according to Callis), Stanford OF Austin Wilson, Tennessee HS RHP Kyle Serrano, Oklahoma HS C Jon Denney, and Georgia HS OF Josh Hart. So basically everyone.

Other Mock Drafts: Baseball America (v1.0, v2.0, 3.0) Keith Law (v1.0, v2.0, v3.0), and MLB.com (v1.0, v2.0).

Categories : Asides, Draft

18 Comments»

  1. pat says:

    Pretty crazy that Cole went 1/1 and now Gray has a good chance of also going 1/1.

  2. nycsportzfan says:

    I seen quite a few people have the Yanks taking Chris Anderson RHP Jacksonville with one of our picks as well. Hes the guy I want most myself. I would love a RHP, LHP, and either a OF’er or left side of infield or Jon Denney(whos bat is awesome).

    In a perfect world(my opinion), our draft would go like this.

    Jon Denney
    Ian Clarkin
    Chris Anderson

    Hon mention- Tim Anderson

  3. jsbrendog says:

    this is today isn’t it?

  4. nycsportzfan says:

    Andrew Thurman is another player i woulden’t mind, as hes super talented, and the UC Irvine product could offer great value back end of RD1.

  5. your mom says:

    I’m pretty sure we’ll take Manaea with one of our picks. He’s injury prone/injured so he fits the bill. Also we’ll probably reach on someone who could be had in the later rounds in the 1st.

  6. Sam says:

    Mike, will you be chatting during the draft?

  7. DERP says:

    Law has Jagielo and McKinney going to NY as well. He has NY taking a different lefty, Ian Clarkin, with the last pick. He also has Appel going first overall.

  8. crawdaddy says:

    Law doesn’t like Kaminsky because he lacks projection so he’ll criticize any team that takes Kaminsky in the 1st round.

  9. zs190 says:

    Bickford supposedly wants a ton of money and might slide significantly. Maneaa is probably going back to school though next year’s draft has some pretty hyped prospects (Touki, Turner, Jackson, Rodon, etc)

    Hoping for somebody with big upside like Bickford, a toolshed type (Wilson?) and probably a high schooler with upside but fairly easy to sign (McKinney, Kaminsky, or Denney)

    I really hope it’s not Anderson or Jagielo. They are legit prospects but I can’t help but feel like they’ll move to another position and be a lot more ordinary.

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